What you need to know about gravel boards

gravel board

Here at Welch Fencing, we’ve been supplying a large range of fencing products to the public, trade, industry and local authorities for over 40 years. In that time we’ve had loads of questions from customers wondering “what are gravel boards?”, “Are gravel boards essential for my fencing project?”, and “what type of gravel board is best?” If you’ve got any of these questions swimming around your brain, we’re here to provide some answers.

What are gravel boards?

Essentially, these are panels which are positioned underneath your fence boards, that are designed to sit on top of the ground to protect your fence against things like wet soil, debris, and insect damage. In a nutshell, they’re there to improve the lifespan of your garden fence.

Our steel reinforced concrete base panels are designed to slot into our intermediate concrete posts, followed by any of our garden fence panels. Plus, our concrete gravel boards can be built up – one on top of another – to form a solid concrete panel fence if you like!

Are they essential fencing items?

You can technically do without them, but there’s no denying that concrete gravel boards are massively useful if you want to get the most from your fence panels. They increase the durability of your fence, potentially saving you a lot of money on maintenance in the long run. As well as providing you with substantial practical benefits, concrete gravel boards help to close up any unsightly gaps at the bottom of your fence, giving your fence a cleaner looking aesthetic. On top of this, they also protect your fence while you perform garden maintenance chores like:

  • Mowing the lawn
  • Strimming
  • Digging or fork work

Concrete gravel boards

Our fantastic concrete gravel boards last far longer than timber, as they don’t rot or decay. They’re also very easy to maintain and provide a strong foundation for your fencing posts. Our concrete gravel boards come in a variety of styles including plain, and rock face, and they’re steel reinforced to offer a solid base for protecting your fence panels.

Gravel boards are just the first piece of the puzzle when it comes to building your garden fence solution. We can provide you with all your fence building essentials here at Welch, including fence panels, fence posts, and all your fence spikes, brackets and supports. And if you ever need to replace any of your fence panels – whether it’s before, during or after the job – you’re in exactly the right place.

We provide a range of dip treated garden fence panels, and pressure treated fence panels, which are exceptionally well-designed to protect against rot and infestation. They’re durable and reliable, and our pressure-treated fence panels come with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee, saving you time, money and effort from having to reapply treatment on an annual basis.

When it comes to fencing, concrete posts, timber gates and more, we can provide you with everything you need to start building your dream outdoor space. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to contact a member of our friendly staff by dropping us an email or calling us on 01772 336 476. We’re always happy to help!